2020 AIME II Problems/Problem 1
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Problem
Find the number of ordered pairs of positive integers such that .
Solution
In this problem, we want to find the number of ordered pairs such that . Let . Therefore, we want two numbers, and , such that their product is and is a perfect square. Note that there is exactly one valid for a unique , which is . This reduces the problem to finding the number of unique perfect square factors of .
Therefore, the answer is
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Solution 2 (Official MAA)
Because , if , there must be nonnegative integers , , , and such that and . Then and The first equation has solutions corresponding to , and the second equation has solutions corresponding to . Therefore there are a total of ordered pairs such that .
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/zfChnbMGLVQ?t=4612
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Video Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1lReSkGXU
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Video Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0QznvXcwHY
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Video Solution
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Purple Comet Math Meet April 2020
Notice, that this was the exact same problem (with different wording of course) as Purple Comet HS problem 3 and remembering the answer, put .
https://purplecomet.org/views/data/2020HSSolutions.pdf
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